Join Date: Jul 2007
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Check you hot side CAC boots. Pull them off, clean them, and then flex them and look inside. If you see a bunch of cracks its time to replace them. They typically are junk after 5-6 years.
You can pull the plug out of the side opposite the turbo vane controller. With a magnet you can easily move the piston back and forth. If it's hard to move or sticks its probably coked up. You can clean it if it isn't damaged, check the unison ring carefully; the actuator arm hole can egg out. You can now buy parts for the turbo, making getting it back up and running a lot cheaper.
On those broken bolts you could try using a chisel to cut a slot in the top of what's left, and then use a punch or chisel to tap it around until you get something you can get vice grips on. Another option if you have the ability and access is to weld a nut onto what's left. Those bolts thread into the rocker carrier, not the head, which is aluminum, so the weld won't stick to it.
'06 F250 4x4 - 5" Flo Pro exhaust, SB Filter intake, Accufab elbow, Edge Evolution (monitoring only), SCT w/ ID custom tune, FASS 195 pump, Gillette Diesel EGR cooler delete, Sinister Diesel coolant filter, ELC coolant, updated turbo drain tube/oil feed line/STC fitting/oil cooler, ARPs w/OEM HGs, Elite coolant lines, ITP RR fuel system, RCD 175/30 injectors, Powermax, BD CCV, FICM.com FICM w/ ID tune, Elite UP, BPD water pump - 13.069 @ 101.94
'02 WRX - Outback rear disc swap, EBC green pads, DBA pillar vane rotors, TXS UP/TBE/TMIC, Perrin LW crank pulley, PPG billet steel shift forks, ACT Streetlite flywheel & clutch, K&N filter, STi Group N motor/trans mounts, TiC/Kartboy rear diff mounts/subframe lock bolts/outrigger stiffeners, Kartboy SS & all shifter bushings, custom PDX tune for Cobb AP - went 14.1 on a terrible 60ft before most of these mods; shooting for 13.50s